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WATCH: Blue Angels practice for Atlantic City Airshow

ATLANTIC CITY — The U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels squadron held a practice on Tuesday in advance of the Atlantic City Airshow, which draws thousands of spectators every year. The world-renowned group, which formed just after World War II, is one of several acts slated to perform over the city’s beaches on Wednesday. NJ Advance Media staff member Amanda Marzullo captured the action while she was in town to shoot photos of this year’s Miss America contestants.

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Other acts at this year’s show include the Geico Skytypers, a team of six pilots flying vintage fighter planes. The team gave a special demonstration for members of the media on Monday afternoon, and on Wednesday, the two squads will fly together to close out the show. The Skytypers use a special style of skywriting that can be seen from as far as 15 miles away. In addition to the Skytypers and Blue Angels, several other military and civilian acts will fly in the show. The Atlantic City Airshow will be held Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. over the beaches and boardwalk. The event is free and open to the public. Visit atlanticcitynj.com/events/details.aspx?id=4188 for details.

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